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Baby elephant kids beanie

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Baby elephant kids beanie
Baby elephant kids beanie Baby elephant kids beanie
Baby elephant kids beanie Baby elephant kids beanie
Baby elephant kids beanie Baby elephant kids beanie
Baby elephant kids beanie Baby elephant kids beanie

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • do stranded knitting with at most two colors in the round on double pointed needles
  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

Welcome this cute little baby elephant parade! :)
It is a cute two color baby to toddler beanie and can also be knitted as a preemie version.

My three beanies from the pictures are size XS and S and will go into the charity package for the advent bazar of the hospital in Bamberg for women suffering from breast cancer.

It has a two color ribbing and is followed by the little baby elephants and has a striped fun top!
If you like you can also add a pompon.

As it has only two colors throughout the beanie, it is also suitable for multicolor knitting beginners.

I used 4-ply Acrylic yarn from Buttinette (Versailles) but you can also use 4-ply sock yarn or Merino yarn (4 to 5-ply). For preemies please use 4-ply sock yarn as it can be washed hot and desinfected that way and use 2.5 mm needle size. For normal sizes use 3.0 mm needle size.

Some yarn leftovers will do.

Enjoy and happy baby elephant knitting!


Preemie knitting gauge: 8 stitches and 9 rows in 1 x 1 inch/2,5 x 2,5 cm
Knitting gauge: 6 stitches and 7 rows in 2 x 2 cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (34 - 36 cm head circumreference), S (37 " 39 cm head cirumreference) /M (about 40 " 42 cm)/L (about 43-44 cm). For Preemies (XXS = 31 " 32 cm head circumreference).


  • 4-ply Acrylic, sock or Merino yarn
  • about 15 g per color
  • a set (5) double pointed needles 2.5 mm(preemie version), 3.0 mm normal sizes

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle to weave in the ends

Suggested yarn:

214 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Buttinette Versailles Acrylic


white and some fun color

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